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Capital Seats Egyptian Wings of RA

Published 12:00 am Monday, July 14, 2003

Bench name: Egyptian Wings of RA

Designer: Dr. John S. Bator

Sponsor: Dr. Lee Charles Harris

Location: About 150 yards past the main Kentucky State University entrance in front of the Cooperative Extension Building.

Designer’s comments: This bench was designed and painted with the help of my 11-year old-daughter. We both are very interested in Egyptology. She would like to study archeology someday. I am an associate professor of art at KSU. Over the last few years I have incorporated Egyptian symbols and motifs into my paintings. Most recently, I exhibited seven of these watercolor paintings in the Frankfort Fine Arts Showcase, which is sponsored by the Frankfort Arts Foundation. I wanted to participate in this event in order to support the “Save the Grand Project ” and the Frankfort community.

The State Journal is publishing photos of the Capital Seats public art project. The Capital Seats public art project is a combined effort of Save the Grand Theatre, Inc., and the Capital Area Art Guild, which have partnered to raise funds to renovate the Grand Theatre in downtown Frankfort into a local community arts center. The Capital Seats project also has been planned to promote the enjoyment of art in the community. On Oct. 2, Save the Grand Theatre, Inc., will reprise its highly successful “Grand Taste of Frankfort” event, at which time the benches will be auctioned to the public.